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Author Velthuis, Olav, 1972-

Title Talking prices : symbolic meanings of prices on the market for contemporary art / Olav Velthuis.

Published Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Series Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Contents The architecture of the art market -- Exchanging meaning -- Promoters versus parasites -- Determinants of prices -- The art of pricing -- Stories of prices -- Symbolic meanings of prices -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Interview questionnaire -- Appendix B: Description of interview sample -- Appendix C: Record prices for art -- Appendix D: Multilevel analysis of prices for art.
Notes Originally published: 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A study of how dealers price contemporary art, this text shows how dealers convey social and cultural meanings to their colleagues, artists, and collectors through their rhetoric about prices, and how the construction of value in the art world is as much about the people who produce and desire art as about the art itself.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Prices -- New York (State) -- New York.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Prices -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Pricing -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
Pricing -- Social aspects -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Art -- Prices -- Psychological aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400849406